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Charles Michel: The vote in the United States on aid to Ukraine is a clear signal to the Kremlin

21 Apr, 2024
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Charles Michel: The vote in the United States on aid to Ukraine is a clear signal to the Kremlin

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President of the European Council Charles Michel described the approval by the U.S. House of Representatives of a $61 billion aid package for Ukraine as a clear signal to the Kremlin of continued support for Ukraine.

This information was reported by Charles Michel on the X social network.

He welcomed the House of Representatives' vote on the "long-awaited important aid package for Ukraine."

"This sends a clear message to the Kremlin: Those who believe in freedom and UN charter will continue to support Ukraine and its people," Michel wrote.

On April 20, the House of Representatives approved Speaker Mike Johnson's proposed bill to support Ukraine with $60.84 billion. $23.2 billion will remain in the U.S. and will be spent on replenishing American supplies.

$13.8 billion is allocated for the purchase of weapons and military equipment for Ukraine; $11.3 billion for ongoing U.S. military operations in Europe; $26 million for continued oversight of aid. Additionally, Ukraine will receive $7.85 billion in credit as direct financial assistance to the state budget.

Furthermore, Ukraine is expected to receive long-range ATACMS missiles.

The first batch of aid could be delivered to Ukraine within a few days after the bill is signed by the U.S. President, pending Senate approval (voting scheduled for April 23). This could likely include ammunition for air defense systems and artillery.

ATACMS missiles may be provided to Ukraine as soon as Precision Strike Missiles (a ballistic missile developed to replace the MGM-140 ATACMS) begin arriving at Pentagon depots.

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